Thursday, the Boys Pirate Track Team placed 3rd (101 points) in the La Vernia Bear Relays. The night was highlighted by the outstanding performance of distance runner, Jethro Stokes, who placed 1st in both the 3200M and 1600M Run. Landon Vasquez also went 1st in the 800M Run. The boys did well when presented with good competition from La Vernia, who totaled 133 points (1st) and Medina Valley, who totaled 109 points (2nd). Alamo Heights, Floresville, Navarro, Antonian and Randolph also attended the meet.
Other Pirates to Medal:
Shot Put: 4th Armando Martinez
Discus: 5th Armando Martinez
Triple Jump: 2nd Miguel Guajardo, 5th Preston Darby
Pole Vault: 3rd Jonathan Hinshaw
3200M Run: 4th Elijah Marquez, 5th Alex Hererra
400M Relay: 5th Joseph Soria, Nathan Pringle, Chaz Graham and Diego Hernandez
800M Run: 5th Jose Garcia
800M Relay: 3rd Nathan Pringle, Xavier Huerta, Diego Hernandez and Christian Cedeno
200M Dash: 3rd Christian Cedeno
1600M Run: 3rd Alex Hererra
1600M relay: 3rd Christian Cedeno, Jose Garcia, Diego Hernandez and Landon Vasquez
The Pirate Track Team has an open week for Spring Break, but will be working through, to try and progress on their way to a hopeful District Title.
If you see a member of the track team, please be sure to let them know that they have done an outstanding job thus far. The boys need your support. Thank you for all that you do.
Head Boys Track
I just wanted to add to the performances we had last night in the 3200m run at La Vernia. Jethro Stokes became only the 4th person we have had in Lytle in the last 20 years if not more to break the 10 min barrier with a time of 9:53. He follows Cesar Gonzalez, Sebastian Benavides and Brandon Lacy on this very difficult feat. Two of those three runners were State Champions and the other a State Runner-up. We hope that Jethro can follow in their footsteps within the next 2 years.
We also had personal records broken by Alex Herrera 10:17, Elijah Marquez 10:15 and Christopher Lacy 11:27. And Natalie Cortez improved 14 seconds from Saturday and had a strong finish to capture first. Natalie was defeated by a La Vernia girl by 24 seconds 2 weeks ago and Natalie turned it around on her yesterday by beating her by 5 seconds. We also had a great run by Maria Godina who captured first in the JV girls with a very strong finish. These runners work very hard at their craft and I am very proud of them and how they seem to perform every week.